Mothers represent strength. The strength of a family, the strength of society, the strength of a nation. How so? Because without mothers, there would be no people. People make families, societies, and nations.
If we had terminated our fertility after our third was born (as we had planned to do), our fourth, fifth, and sixth children would have never come into existence. This might not seem like a big deal to others who don’t know them; but to me, this would have been a tragedy. To have never seen their smiling, radiant faces; hear their contagious giggles; feel their tight, cuddly hugs. We would have missed out on so much…and we never would have known it.
Not only that, but the world would have missed out on them. One human’s influence is incalculable.
I believe God opened our eyes at just the right time so we wouldn’t make that disastrous decision (to cut off our fertility). That way, He could bring into our lives, and into the world, these marvelously-made, fresh ideas of His: our children.
Actually, they aren’t really our children; they’re His, and we are simply His stewards. We are responsible for taking care of the children that He chose to create. A mother willing to place her body at God’s disposal, to be the route through which He can bring new creations into the world, cooperates with God in a privilege like no other. She participates with God in the bringing forth of new individuals, and makes herself available in an invaluable connection. A divine connection.
Happy Mother’s Day!